The actor, who played the Shakespeare-quoting General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, took home the Best Supporting Actor statuette for his sensitive and spirited performance in Beginners as Hal Fields, who, following the death of his wife, comes out to his son as a gay man. His son, ironically, was played by Ewan McGregor, former star of another internationally popular sci-fi franchise, Star Wars. Gazing happily upon his Oscar, Plummer said, "You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life?" Plummer wasn't kidding, actually. At 82, he's two years younger than the Oscars and is now the oldest actor ever to win one.
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